Mother Figures in Alfred Hitchcock's Films
Step on a crack – break your mother’s back. A boy's best friend is his mother.
Mother figures play an important part in the following Hitchcock movies:
The Lodger, 1926/1927
Easy Virtue, 1927
The Farmer’s Wife, 1927/1928
Foreign Correspondent, 1940
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, 1940/41
Shadow of a Doubt, 1942/1943
The Trouble With Harry, 1954/1955
The Wrong Man, 1956
North by Northwest, 1958/1959
Mother in The Wrong Man
Hello, mother! Henry Fonda as Manny Balestreros in The Wrong Man (1956).
Mother figures in Shadow of a Doubt
Hume Cronyn as Herbert, a man living with his mother. Shadow of a Doubt (1943).
The Evil Mother in Notorious
This high angle shot occurs when Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains) tells his mother that he is married to an American spy.
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